Part of our support is sharing good practice. Here you’ll find a range of resources on the issues that matter most to our members.

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Latest resources

Factsheet: Budget Setting and Effective Challenge for councillors

Factsheet: Welcome to the LGA Independent GroupThis factsheet provides an introduction to the support provided by the LGA Independent Group

Factsheet: Time Management: This useful factsheet provides members with some top tips for juggling the many demands on your time. 

Factsheet: Social Media: Social Media is a useful tool for all members to use, but there are pitfalls if not used correctly. This factsheet summarises some top tips for using Facebook or Twitter to engage with your residents. 

Factsheet: Stress Busters: Developed with leading social enterprise, Turning Point, for our members, this factsheet provides some really useful tips for managing stressful situations.

Councillor workbooks: The LGA has produced a number of distance learning materials, covering key topics such as action on climate change, chairing skills, finance, planning, scrutiny and community safety.

External Report: Declaring a Climate Change Emergency : Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, have published guidance for local authorities who have declared a climate emergency.

Sharing Best Practice – Motions
Thinking of putting forward a motion to your council? Independent Group members have shared some of their council motions with the group – get in touch if you are interested in seeing what people have shared or sharing some of your own.
20/02/20 South Oxfordshire District Council - Five- year housing land supply rules in the National Planning Policy Framework
24/09/19 Norwich City Council – Biodiversity Emergency
18/09/19 Arun District Council – Independent Group – Climate change and the implications for large scale development on the coastal plain
23/07/19 Norwich City Council – Plastic Free July
11/07/2019 – North Kesteven –  United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals